Just a few days ago the Czech Republic revealed to us that they are betting their money on the new head of delegation, Jan Bors. They have again opted for an internal selection and already have some songs rolling in. And now Czech broadcaster Ceska Televize throws us news once again! They will reveal their representative in February.
Last year the Czech Republic announced that Marta Jandova and Vaclav Noid Barta were its representatives right at the beginning of February, but then we had to wait until March to hear their song “Hope Never Dies”.
Unfortunately, we don’t know when we will hear the song for Stockholm, whether it will be presented together with the artist or at a later date. However, there is one thing we know for sure – it is going to be exciting!
The Czech Republic didn’t get off to a good start in Eurovision. Their first appearance in 2007 saw them come last in their semi with only one point. The next year they did slightly better, finishing 18th out of 19 with nine points. But 2009 saw them score nil points in the semi-final, one of only two countries ever to make this dubious achievement.
After taking a five-year break, the Czechs returned in 2015 with Marta and Vaclav and their dramatic rock duet “Hope Never Dies”. While it still failed to qualify, it placed 13th out of 17, with a decent 33 points. It seems Ceska Televize and new HoD Jan Bors were inspired by this result and are determined to do even better in Stockholm.
Last year Hope Never Dies was a song that you needed to listen to a couple of times.
Lets hope they pick a song which has a massive wow factor.
I’m hoping for a ballad maybe in Czech sung by a woman with crazy vocal skills (Lerika?)
Or maybe a rock song with a slight country feel.
I’m so specific xD
Marta and Vaclav again please, wonderful people full of life and joy.
I’m glad they’re returning – I was worried that they’d drop out again when they didn’t make it through
Switzerland also got nil points in the semi final (in 2004). I believe these are the only occasions this has happened. Both were pretty much deserved.